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COURSE:  ACTING

PURPOSE:  Acting is a course that ANYONE can take to gain the knowledge & skills needed for effective analysis, expression, and communication (mind, body, voice).

PREREQUISITE:  None (it is a prerequisite for Adv. Acting.)

REASONS FOR CURRIC. CHANGE:  Scheduling / Name

GOAL OF COURSE:  to use the craft of acting as a springboard for teaching needed life/work (transferrable) skills (21st Century skills)

IB ASSESSMENT:  

Criterion A:  Knowing & Understanding

Criterion B:  Developing Skills*

Criterion C:  Thinking Creatively**

Criterion D:  Reflection

UNITS:  Stage > Story > Scene

COURSE:  ADVANCED ACTING

PURPOSE:  Adv. Acting is a course designed for a student desiring a more in-depth study of acting.  In this course, full length plays are produced for live, community-wide audiences in OHS's black box theatre.  Students learn about, and participate in, every aspect of producing a show - from audition to performance.

PREREQUISITE:  Acting

NOTE:  Curriculum/Projects change every time Adv. Acting taught, so students are able to take the course multiple times.   

 

UNITS: 

1.) Audition

Focus:  effective communication focused on audience understanding & perception

2.) Creative Collaboration

Focus:  creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in teams (end result: show selection)

3.) Rehearsal

Focus:  the process of creating an original work (plus creating all aspects of show)

4.) Performance

Focus:  completion of art

COURSE:  SAT PREP (COLLEGIATE TRANSITIONS)

PURPOSE:  SAT Prep was developed to put students (Juniors) in the best possible position to raise their (and our district's) SAT scores.  The course is also meant to improve students' skills in literacy, grammar, writing, and math. 

  

UNITS: 

1.) MEET THE SAT  

Focus:  understand the test, its parts, and its aim (as well as student "mental shifts" needed)

2.) SAT READING  (Evidence-based Reading)

Focus:  specific strategies for taking the Reading Test / higher-level thinking & analysis

3.) SAT LANGUAGE (Language expression & conventions)

Focus:  memorably learning punctuation rules, language use, and frequently confused words

4.) SAT WRITING (Rhetorical Analysis)

Focus:  how to effectively "break down" a writer's argument and elements to include in essay

4.) SAT MATH (Review of concepts on test & strategies for taking Math test)

Focus:  how to self-pre-test to determine areas of weakness, and how to use online helps to review or improve weak skills

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